Salk Middle School

6411 N Alberta St
Spokane, WA 99208
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Salk Middle School serves 699 students in grades 6-8.
Salk Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is equal to the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Salk Middle School's student population of 699 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students699 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Salk Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Salk Middle School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#983 out of 2039 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
8%
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Hispanic
9%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
74%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.430.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpokane School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Salk Middle School is Excelsior Youth Center School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Balboa Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spokane Balboa Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
    0.5 miles
    3010 W Holyoke Ave
    Spokane, WA 99208
    (509) 354-2220
    0.5 PK-6 354
  • Spokane Ridgeview Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 329 students
    0.8 miles
    5610 N. Maple
    Spokane, WA 99205
    (509) 354-4000
    0.8 PK-6 329
  • Spokane Westview Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 499 students
    0.8 miles
    3520 W. Bismark
    Spokane, WA 99205
    (509) 354-4300
    0.8 PK-6 499
  • Spokane Excelsior Youth Center School
    Grades: 7-12 | 6 students
    1.0 miles
    3754 W Indian Trail Rd
    Spokane, WA 99208
    (509) 353-5357
    1 7-12 6
  • Spokane Indian Trail Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 331 students
    1.1 miles
    4102 W Woodside Ave
    Spokane, WA 99208
    (509) 354-3100
    1.1 PK-6 331

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